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Billy Dukes

Billy Dukes' music background includes jobs as music director and night DJ at WQDR 94.7 in Raleigh, N.C.; writer for Recoil Magazine, a monthly out of Grand Rapids, Mich.; and writer for the Kalamazoo Gazette in Kalamazoo, Mich. The Western Michigan University graduate followed a girl to Raleigh in 2006 and wisely married her one year later. They live in northeast Wake County with their two dogs, Daisy and Clementine, and their son. In his free time, Billy enjoys playing and watching baseball, cycling and exploring nature.
Maddie Walker
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Inside ‘American Idol’: Scott Borchetta Says Maddie Walker’s Appendix Did Not Burst

The last remaining country American Idol finalist will perform on Thursday night. Season 14 mentor Scott Borchetta tells Taste of Country that Maddie Walker still doesn't know what put her in the hospital for several days last weekend, but it wasn't a ruptured appendix.

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Blake Shelton
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Fail! Blake Shelton Is Terrible at Ellen DeGeneres’ Heads Up! Game [Watch]

TV show host Ellen DeGeneres loves the Heads Up! game for iPhone (she should — it's her brainchild) and fans love to send her videos of their Heads Up! fails. That group includes Blake Shelton, who was defeated during a hilarious round with RaeLynn and company.

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Taste of Country, Townsquare Media Radio Stations Raise $1.4 Million for St. Jude

Millions of country fans learned a new definition of "hero" last week. Taste of Country joined 16 Townsquare Media-owned country radio stations to raise $1.4 million for the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Every dollar raised recalled a name, a face and a story.

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